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Degree Requirements: Major (current for 2016 - 2017)

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Students must complete 30 credit hours in political science, including:

  1. Y205. Recommended: up to 9 credit hours of Political Science coursework before taking Y205.
  2. At least 18 credit hours of 300- and 400-level political science courses, excluding X471, X476, X477, X490, Y496, and Y499.
      • At least one course in American politics or public policy, law, and administration (Y301–Y320, Y324–Y326, Y329, Y349, Y373, Y394)
      • At least one course in comparative politics or international relations (Y332–Y348, Y350–Y372, Y374–Y376, Y399, Y407).
      • At least one course in political theory and methodology (Y379, Y381–Y388, Y395, Y405, Y406)
      • One Y490 Senior Seminar.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of 100-level courses and 9 combined credit hours of Y200 and Y401 (courses with variable topics) may be included in the 30 credit hours.

  • Note: Y200 and Y401 may be repeated only once for credit.
  • Students must complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.